EU (European Union)

The EU must not let Bangladesh’s workers down

Bangladesh has grown into one of major business EU partners, thanks to the opening of trade between the EU and Bangladesh under the Everything but Arms trade scheme, writes European Parliament member ...

Readymade garment (RMG) workers

UK-EU Brexit talks restart with just weeks to seal deal

Britain and the European Union will resume fraught post-Brexit trade talks on Thursday after seven days lost to threats and brinkmanship, and with just weeks left to salvage an agreement

British prime minister Boris Johnson arrives for a meeting with EU Commission president, on 16 September 2019 in Luxembourg Six weeks before he is due to lead Britain out of the European Union, prime minister Boris Johnson meets European commission president, insisting that a Brexit deal is possible. Downing Street has confidently billed the Luxembourg visit as part of efforts to negotiate an orderly divorce from the union before an 17 October EU summit. Photo: AFP

Western leaders, UN to hold donor conference over Rohingya on 22 Oct

The United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees will bring the international community together on 22 October to address the Rohingya ...

Rohingya refugees gather at a market inside a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on 7 March 2019

Greta Thunberg urges EU to do ‘as much as possible’ on climate

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on Wednesday urged EU leaders to “do as much as possible” to step up the bloc’s ambitions to reduce carbon output at this week’s summit

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a protest outside the EU Council as EU environment ministers meet in Brussels, Belgium, 5 March 2020.

France opposes return to pre-virus EU deficit rules

France opposes a return to the EU's previous rules on running deficits and public debt after the coronavirus crisis, European affairs minister Clement Beaune told AFP on Tuesday

People, wearing protective face masks, walk on the beach of La Baule as France softens its strict lockdown rules during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in France, 13 May 2020.

Over 50pc of promised COVID-19 vaccines bought for 13pc people: Oxfam

Rich nations representing a fraction of the global population have already bought up over half the promised COVID-19 vaccine stocks, a study showed, as US president Donald Trump pledged to begin ...

Vials of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate, a recombinant adenovirus vaccine named Ad5-nCoV, co-developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical firm CanSino Biologics Inc and a team led by Chinese military infectious disease expert, are pictured in Wuhan, Hubei province, China 24 March 2020.

One in eight deaths in Europe linked to pollution, environment, EU says

Environmental factors such as air pollution and heatwaves exacerbated by climate change contribute to around 13 per cent of all deaths in Europe, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said on Tuesday.

A demonstrator carries a child on his shoulders during a protest about the environment in Parliament Square, central London, Britain.

TikTok joins EU code of conduct against online hate speech

Short video-sharing platform TikTok has decided to join the European Union’s voluntary code of conduct on countering illegal hate speech online, the European Commission said on Tuesday

A TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken 6 January 2020.

EU mulls new sanctions on Russia over Navalny case

The EU, which requires unanimity of all its members to impose sanctions, already has such restrictive measures in place on Moscow over the turmoil in Ukraine

Workers are seen at the construction site of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, near the town of Kingisepp, Leningrad region, Russia, on 5 June 2019

EU set to tighten sanctions on Belarus

European Union leaders are set to tighten sanctions against Belarus at an emergency video conference on the crisis on Wednesday, EU Industry Commissioner Thierry Breton said

People protest against presidential election results in Minsk.
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